THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: November 18, 2020
Arlene (Fallmer) LaCasse, 93, of Escanaba, Mi., passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at Northwoods Place in Escanaba.
Born Dec. 20, 1926 in Escanaba, to Fredrick and Anna (Payette) Fallmer, she graduated from Escanaba High School and was a lifelong resident of the area. On May 11, 1946, she married Ralph J. LaCasse, Sr. at Salem Lutheran Church in Escanaba and he preceded her in death. They raised seven children and she loved being a wife, mother and taking care of her family.
They enjoyed camping, were members of the Good Sam RV Club, Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and she was an auxiliary member of the DAV.
Survivors include her children, Susan (Paul) Meadows of Stafford, Va., Judith (Terry) Vanlerberghe of Rapid River, Mi., Ricky of Bark River, Mi., Debra (Donald) Rae of Oshkosh, Ralph (Crystal) Jr. of Escanaba and Kim (Thomas) McEvoy of Cody, Wy. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ralph, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary; a brother and nine sisters.
A private committal service and entombment took place in the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.crawfordfuneralhomes.net Crawford Funeral Home of Escanaba, Mi. assisted the family.